HuT spokesman abducted

Published: May 12, 2012
Members of HuT protest against the alleged abduction of their comrade. PHOTO: FILE

Members of HuT protest against the alleged abduction of their comrade. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: The banned group Hizbut Tahrir (HuT) has alleged that their official spokesman, Naveed Butt, has been abducted by intelligence agencies from Lahore on Friday.

According to contents of an SMS sent out by the HuT, and subsequently confirmed by Shahzad Shaikh, deputy to the spokesman HuT in Pakistan that Butt had been abducted in Lahore as he returned home with his children from school.

They said that HuT would to continue its struggle.

Officials of police and intelligence agencies had not confirmed the detention of till the filling of this report.

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Reader Comments (24)

  • The Truth!
    May 12, 2012 - 12:45AM

    The battle of Haq and batil will continue and the Haq will prevail by the will of Allah swt. Those who stood for batil will be accounted severely and those who stood for Haq will be rewarded abundantly by the will of Allah swt.
    His only crime is his unabated support to the call of Khilafah and his continuous struggle to expose the insincere leadership and their policies in the muslim world. May Allah Almighty protect him along with all other Dawah Carriers across the globe struggling day and night for the real change based on Islam and bless us with Khilafah soon.Ameen


  • Ali Khan
    May 12, 2012 - 12:48AM

    May Allah (swt) keep him safe from evil agencies!!!


  • Dr. Tashfeen bin Rizwan
    May 12, 2012 - 12:59AM

    Pakistani political and military leadership has learnt no lesson over the years that abducting the sincere youth of this Ummah will not hinder the growth of the call for an Islamic state.


  • Hameed Akhtar Bakhsh
    May 12, 2012 - 1:23AM

    Allahu Akbar! What kind of society allows its intelligence agencies to pick up its citizens like sheep? Is this the reality of a country that was founded on ‘La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad RasulAllah’, that it abducts people whose only crime is to call for nizaam e Mustafa? This (and similar incidents) is a disgrace to any country who claims to have any relationship to Islam!

    We can expect this kind of behavior from the mushrik Hindus, but not from Muslims who kidnap their own brothers and want to silence them like this.

    The prophet (saw) said:
    “الْمُسْلِمُ أَخُو الْمُسْلِمِ لَا يَظْلِمُهُ وَلَا يَخْذُلُهُ وَلَا يَحْقِرُهُ التَّقْوَى هَاهُنَا”
    …A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He neither oppresses him nor humiliates him nor looks down upon him. The piety is here, (and while saying so) he pointed towards his chest thrice.[ Sahih Muslim Book 31, Number 6219.]

    This kind of oppression must end and Pakistan must return to the reason it was made: La ilaha illa Allah Muhammad RasulAllah


  • ashar
    May 12, 2012 - 1:32AM

    What is your agenda in Pakistan, HuT ?


  • Babur Chughtai
    May 12, 2012 - 1:57AM

    @Ali Khan: May Allah save Pakistan from British groups like HuT claiming to work for Islam. You have no business being here, go back to Britain, HuT is not registered or authorised to work in Pakistan. Respect our laws and go back to your British hole


  • S.R
    May 12, 2012 - 3:34AM

    A sign of a weak threatened totalitarian oppressive pathetic government is they arrest any type of opposition as they fear being exposed for the cronies and western puppets they are.. 
    Let’s not forget the plight of Aafia Sidiqi and the many other political prisoners taken as a result of the ‘war on terror’!  

    Inshallah tomorrow in London there is a demonstration organised outside Gilanis hotel, the Muslims of the UK will account the cowards!


  • Hamid Niazi
    May 12, 2012 - 4:25AM

    Shame! Sincere workers for real change and betterment of country are abducted and face torture, whilst real criminals are in power and face rediculous 30 second punishment. Mr Naveed Butt must be released immediately, he is. Dry sincere, hard working and has already sacrificed much. People like him are our future and must be valued.


  • KR
    May 12, 2012 - 5:00AM

    The actions of a cowardly government that fears that its dark corrupt secular rule will be replaced by the light of Islam.


  • Dr Mohammad Saleem
    May 12, 2012 - 5:32AM

    Hizb ut Tahrir, is well known to be non violent, the only violence they are experiencing is from the state. It is such a shame that politicians are impotent to face intellectual discourse rather resort to such abhorent tactics. Pakistan needs to be liberated from the slavery to the western nations, It needs to be liberated from those clowns who are not real politicians at all.

    The challenge to them is let them try to debate ideas with ideas if they are capable. You will find the manifesto proposed by HUT will totally liberate Pakistan from the slavery that the muslims are bonded in, that the politicians has entrenched them into.

    Hizb ut tahrir will continue in its quest to revive the ummah. If they think by taking one Naveed they have twart the resolve of HUT. They have to wake up and see what the populace is asking for. The ummah will only produce hundreds if not thousands of Naveeds. One can kidnap a person, but one cannot kidnap ideas. The ideas promoted bu HUT is entirely islamic and in inline with the Pakistani populace.

    Today there will be a demostration outside the Lavish hotel that PM Gilani is staying, whilst the population of pakistan are starving, bombed.

    TIME: 6pm Saturday 12th May
    VENUE: Where PM Gilani is staying

    The Churchill hotel – Hyatt Regency London
    30 Portman Square
    London W1H 7BH
    {Tube: Marble Arch}

    Come and join us to account such “criminal”
    Dr Mohammad Saleem


  • Ali khan
    May 12, 2012 - 8:34AM

    @Babur Chughtai:
    Check your facts. It originated from Palestine


  • Hamid Niazi
    May 12, 2012 - 9:00AM

    @Babur Chughtai:
    It is the treacherous rulers of Pakistan that are regularly meet with their masters in the West and climb back to their Western holes. Zardari, Gilani, Musharaf …. All feel more comfortable in the West and this is where they send the wealth of Pakistan out to so they can retire on their ill gotten wealth while country suffers.

    This is exactly what Naveed Butt and Hizb challenged. Such rulerss and more importantly the system that created them and permitted them to carry out such crimes. Couple this with the fact that Naveed and Hizb also bring a comprehensive workable solution too, that of Khilafah. Now we know why the West wants to stop them and their work.


    May 12, 2012 - 9:22AM

    Finally, Nail the rest of the lot as well.


  • jamil
    May 12, 2012 - 9:33AM

    saying La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad RasulAllah in pakistan is such a big crime that the agencies abduct the sincere leaders from the ummah,while the killers(mqm,anp,pp.etc) are allowed to move freely.
    insh’ALLAH the days of kiyani and thugs co. are over and insh’ALLAH islamic system will be implemented soon.
    ameen ya rabbal alameen


  • A sister in Islam
    May 12, 2012 - 11:20AM

    @ Ashar Agenda?

    Bring back the system of Islam .Insha Allah .

  • mazhar
    May 12, 2012 - 1:15PM

    This is proof the democratic system has failed when peaceful activists are abducted.
    This is rule by gangsters.
    May Allah keep all muslims safe and bring an end ro America & her proxy regime


  • Shah AbdulRauf
    May 12, 2012 - 1:36PM

    We the Muslims from Pakistan living in UK support the return of Islam in Pk. By abducting so many of our Brothers & Sisters only strengthens how much the Govt hates Muslims & Islam & loves its colonial masters.

    You are only strengthening us more to realise that ONLY Islam will bring real change.

    Pakistan has tried & failed every other method except Islam & it’s high time that we now work to bring back the inevitable & promised Khilafat.

    UK Recommend

  • mawlud
    May 12, 2012 - 2:55PM

    We have to realise our enemy has it’s agents to oppress the Ummah. Now one has to question why is it that the agents of West are hunting down the callers of Islam (Khilafah), it’s because they have realised that the Khilafah is what will replace these despot and dictators and they are utilizing all possible means. We need to support these callers by working with them for the sake of Allahswt.


  • Ahmed
    May 12, 2012 - 4:03PM

    You can capture the members, but you cant imprison the idea of Islam

    This will work against you Kiyani, the call is going to be stronger than ever

    Islam will return and we will all be accounted on the Day of Ressurection


  • Joshim
    May 12, 2012 - 4:29PM

    May allah protect this brother and all other brothers in pakistan who have been arrested for striving to change the society of pakistan to one based on islam in a peaceful manner. It shows thr bankrupcy of this system which cant respond to an intellectual challenge and instead resorts to abduction and arresting these muslims who only speak the haqq to please ther lord. May allah hasten their release and unite the muslims under a khilafah system


  • Mohamed
    May 12, 2012 - 5:53PM

    May allah protect our brothers and sisters who sincerely work for this deen. These puppets of the west are falling one after the other. The victory of Allah is near and inshallah it will be the like of br naveeed who is at the forefront that will be recieving the nusrah.


  • Hamid Niazi
    May 18, 2012 - 2:48PM

    Naveed Butt, 1 Week on:

    One of the sincerest, talented, dedicated dawah carriers I have ever had the honour of meeting. We pray ALLAH swt accept Naveed’s and his families efforts, grants them SABR, great reward & Naveed returns home  NOW to witness the establishment of the KHILAFAH.  May the abduction lead to the CIVILIAN & MILITARY Traitors humiliation & downfall in this LIFE & the AFTERLIFE.


  • Hamid Niazi
    May 18, 2012 - 11:06PM

    Agencies Get it Wrong Again!

    Mr Naveed Butt Spokesman of Hizb Ut Tahrir is truly one of the talented sons of this land and I am utterly ashamed of the action of our agencies in abducting him and such precious people. 

    The agencies should busy themselves ridding the country of Raymond Davis’s brothers in BlackWater and the CIA who roam around the country creating havoc. They should ensure the permanent blockade of NATO supply and arrest the Corrupt in the Military and the Govt that are adamant on destroying this country. 

    Mr Naveed Butt was very active in working for the betterment of Pakistan & exposing those intent on harming us. 
    Free Naveed Butt Now!


  • Hamid Niazi
    May 22, 2012 - 11:06PM


    Abducting Naveed Butt will NOT dampen the work for Khilafah or prevent its establishment. We are all Naveed’s and it’s establishment is a promise to the Believers. 


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